Stop! You're Killing Me!
Top killers in our country?
Here are some figures from 1990 US census:
But what are the CAUSES of these deaths? According to a study of the Journal of the American Medical Association:
In 1995, $12 BILLION of the federal budget that went to health and disability programs were for alcohol related disabilities. The real culprit in our nation is DENIAL.
For 100 years, scientists have known that alcohol can cause several types of cancer. Recent animal research (2007) shows that the equivalent of one or two drinks a day can increase the growth of melanoma tumors. Read research report here.
Half of all pregnancies are unplanned. Half of all women of childbearing age are drinking alcohol. Of women who might get pregnant, more than half are drinking alcohol. See NineZero.